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This pancocojams post showcases a video by the Gambian musician/vocalist Silky Criss and provides information about what the expression "giving a red card" means in different contexts.
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This is a companion post to this previous pancocojams post about the crisis in The Gambia: http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/01/pa-bobo-jobarteh-step-down-jammeh-new.html Pa Bobo Jobarteh - Step down Jammeh (New Gambia) - with information about the political crisis in Gambia, West Africa
SHOWCASE VIDEO: RED CARD by Silky Criss
TV4gament, Published on Jan 1, 2014
Welcome to 2014, with this brilliant Imagery from Supagrafix...Silky Criss in RED CARD. as Directed By Efe Omo Igori, Happy Viewing
WHAT IS THE ATHLETIC MEANING OF "RED CARD"?
Original Athletic Meaning:
The expression "giving a red card" comes from the game of soccer:
"red card [noun]
A red-colored card shown by a referee to a player, especially in soccer, to indicate that the player is being ejected from the game."
"Yellow Cards and Red Cards
What are they?
Yellow and red cards are used as a means to discipline players for misconduct during the game. A yellow card is used to caution players, while a red card results in the player's dismissal from the field of play. Thus, yellow cards are used to punish milder forms of misconduct than red cards. However, if a player receives two yellow cards in one game, he gets an automatic red card."
WHAT DOES RED CARD MEAN IN THE CONTEXT OF SILKY CRISS' SONG WITH THAT TITLE?
In Gambian Dancehall Reggae singer Silky Criss' song of that name, the soccer meaning is extended to mean "informing someone that you are ending your romantic relationship with her (or him) by either actually giving them a red card or by just using that expression.
From http://whatson-gambia.com/news/headline-news/636-after-getting-the-red-card-from-silky-criss-sandeng-is-now-madly-in-love.html# After getting the RED CARD from Silky Criss, Sandeng is now madly in love, Written by Saja, Published on Tuesday, 29 November [20??]
"She was attacked by her ex-boyfriend Silky Criss in his hit single, Red Card.
'Girl you broke my heart, now I give you RED CARD. Stay away!'
Sandeng is now staying away from him as she enjoys her new relationship with fellow band member, Modou Joof a.k.a Dre.
The pair has been seeing each other for a while now, sources disclosed to What On-Gambia. And Sandeng is no longer keeping the relationship under wraps because Dre is a "potential husband”.
Dre recently posted a koriteh photo with the popular singer on his Facebook wall confirming their love is real and not a showmance.
Sandeng is one of the lead vocalists for Humanity Starz. She has a voice that can instantly be recognized by all Gambian music enthusiasts
Please, Sandeng don’t forget to inform What’s On-Gambia when Dre proposes."
Silky Criss's "Red Card" song with its "I reject you" theme became a rallying symbol for Gambians in opposition to the continuation of the twenty two year rule of Gambian's [then] president Yahya Jammeh:
"His love song Red Card became the anthem of the opposition to the president, and his graffiti calling on Mr Jammeh to step down led to his crew being pursued by security officials"...http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38718818 The Gambia's Jammeh may be gone* but life is far from normal by Alastair Leithead, 23 January 2017
Read that BBC article for more information about the political situation in The Gambia. Jammeh finally left The Gambia on January 22, 2017. Also, click http://www.aljazeera.com/topics/country/gambia.html for more political information about The Gambia
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